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Dancers' hands portray the beautiful budding flowers found in abundance in Hawai'i.
The pu'ili are hula implements used by dancers as rhythmic percussive instruments. Dancers may use one or two pu'ili depending upon the choreography of a particular dance.
Photos above by Anna Zatopek.
Backgrounds courtesty of the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott.
The ipu is a percussive instrument used by hula dancers. Ipus are made from hollowed out gourds that have been dried and varnished.
From the Honolulu Star Bulletin

Ke'ala performing the hula auana at the prestigious Merrie Monarch Hula Festival on April 22, 2006. Ke'ala, Pohina, and Ka'ua all competed as part of Kumu Hula Keli'i Chang's Halau Ho'ola Ka Mana O Hawaii.
See the fabulous photos of our show at the
Austin Children's Museum's Happy Half Hour!

Click on the Statesman logo above to see the photos by
Ralph Barrera, Austin American-Statesman,
featured in the paper on Friday, June 23, 2006.
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Photo by Gloria Chiu. Background - Lydegate Beach, Kaua'i.
Photos above by Anna Zatopek.
Background courtesy of Zilker Botanical Gardens.
The `ili `ili are river rocks that have been smoothed by the water.
The `uli `uli are feathered-topped gourds. They are referred to as Hawaiian rattles.